(KPLR) - Dr. Kathy Maupin talks about three female hormones and what their functions are: estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.
Hormones are chemicals produced by your glands and organs that act as messengers throughout your body.
Three Female Hormones and what they do:
Estradiol - growth of breasts, vaginal elasticity and lubrication, soft skin, growth of hair, and bones, stimulates hip fat deposits
Progesterone - Calm mood, diuretic, balances estrogen, moderates breast and uterine growth, increases hunger
Testosterone - Sex drive, body hair, muscles, memory, stimulates growth, positive mood, lean body mass, balance, sleep, energy, motivation, increases oil in skin